EBOLA RESPONSE TEAM CALLED TO NEW YORK CITY
The newly formed federal Ebola response team gets tested out today in New York City. Members of the unit are arriving there to treat Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea, and has now tested positive for the disease. They're also being sent to help contain it, and make sure the newly laid-out preventive procedures are followed, to the letter.
ARREST MADE IN VANDY RAPE ATTEMPT
Police have arrested a suspect who allegedly tried to kidnap a college student on the Vanderbilt University campus late last month. And they caught him, several states away.. in St. Augustine, Florida, yesterday, during a traffic stop. 38 year old Scott Wallace is accused of tackling a student and throwing her to the ground on the Vandy campus early Sept 21st. She got away with minor injuries... Wallace will be brought here to face charges.
ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION USED, IN TREATING PATIENT FOR EBOLA IN NASHVILLE
A patient at TriStar Summit Hospital who allegedly had contact with someone from Nigeria is being treated for Ebola... .. out of an "abundance of caution." The Metro Health Department says the patient had no symptoms but was worried about possible exposure to Ebola, but they're treating the person anyway, just to be safe. Nigeria was declared Ebola-free on Monday.
TODAY'S THE FINAL DAY FOR SALVATION ARMY ANGEL TREE APPLICATIONS
Please pass this along if you know a family who has young children and who's struggling this year.. today is the final day to sign up at the Salvation Army for the Angel Tree Program this Christmas. The signups are going on at the Salvation Army Center, at 525 Paragon Mills Road in Nashville. We've got the link for more information on our mix news and facebook pages. (You can call 242-0411 to get more info, or go to www.Salarmy-Nashville.org and get the age limits and signup hours for Angel Tree help.)
FREE MEDICAL CARE
There's a big health event planned for Municipal Auditorium... 417 4th Avenue North... It's Saint Thomas Medical Mission ... it's TOMORROW (Sat), 8 to 5, and it's no cost medical care, dental care, vision care, foot care, behavioral health care, social services, spiritual care, mammogram screenings and more.
TWO MONTHS FROM CHRISTMAS EVE
Happy ThanksChrisMoween: the time of year when Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas stuff is all at the stores at the same time.
Speaking of, two months from TODAY will be Christmas Eve.
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS HALLOWEEN WEEKEND
And so you'll have the information when someone mentions it, Daylight Saving time ends NOT THIS WEEKEND, but Halloween Weekend! Spring forward, Fall Back.. so that means at 2am Sunday, it'll suddenly become 1am. An extra hour of sleep, or an extra hour of work for overnight shifters.
WOMEN MORE STRESSED THAN THEY LET ON
You know that saying about, "You never know what burdens other people are carrying"? It's true. A new Working Moms survey found 80% of women asked, say they feel extremely stressed about getting everything done and feeling overwhelmed. And one in four of them, say they're so stressed that they cry at least once a week. So be nice to the people you see today. You never know what they're dealing with.
OVER 100 SNAKES FOUND IN FAMILY'S HOME
Hopefully, they're not dealing with this: snakes in the house. Oh, and not just a stray one brought in by the family pet... A family in Canada found a few little bitty garter snakes in their basement, Then in the family room, then in the laundry room. Turns out there was a nest of them down there... more than a hundred, so far. The local animal shelter helped carry them out in buckets and pillowcases loaded with snakes. So far they haven't seen anymore but you can bet they're looking twice before they sit down, anywhere!
ANIMALS LEFT IN ABANDONED WHITE HOUSE PET STORE
The owners of a pet shop in White House, Tennessee are facing animal cruelty charges, after they allegedly abandoned their business with some small animals still inside, a Pixie African Bullfrog at least 60 mice and rats... all were rescued from Gone Wild Exotic and taken to another pet store. Some of the little animals had died.
HONEY BOO BOO
It may be bye bye for Boo Boo. TLC is reassessing the future of the show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" after word that Mama June is dating a convicted child molester.
POLICE OFFICER WOUNDED WITH AXE
A New York police officer is in critical but stable condition after a guy walked up and attacked him with an axe. The attacker was shot and killed byu another officer....
INTERNATIONAL GROUP WANTS MISSOURI POLICE INVESTIGATED
An international organization wants Missouri police officers investigated for alleged human rights abuses. Amnesty International says the use of rubber bullets, tear gas and military equipment during protests over the Michael Brown shooting "violated international standards."
"NASHVILLE" TV SHOW TO FEATURE PART OF REAL-LIFE NASHVILLE AWARDS SHOW
The ABC drama Nashville is using more of what makes Music city fun, our celebraitons, for an upcoming episode. November 19th, the show will have an episode focusing on the CMA Awards: "Country Music's Biggest Night," and they'll use real local stars for the episode. The real 48th annual CMA Awards take place November 5th. "Nashville" and the CMA Awards both air on ABC.
The World Series shifts to San Francisco tonight for Game Three between the Kansas City Royals and the Giants. The best-of-seven matchup is tied at a game apiece.